We are celebrating the 11th year of the USF Dance in Paris Summer Program in 2018, making it the oldest summer study abroad opportunity in France devoted specifically to university-age dance majors. Led by USF faculty member Michael Foley and assisted by Barnard College faculty member, Colleen Thomas, this annual four-week intensive course of study in Paris is a unique opportunity for serious dancers and choreographers to live and dance in one of the world’s greatest cities. The goal of the USF Dance in Paris Summer Program is to enable students to expand upon information they have already gleaned from several courses required of dance majors/minors (technique, choreography and dance history) and introducing them to new perspectives through workshops, performances and lectures in Paris.
Students enroll in a four-week, six credit course entitled DAN 4390 “Dance and Culture in Paris”. The course is divided into three major components: technique, history and composition. Students take over 40 classes and workshops in a variety of dance techniques, taught by some of Europe’s leading dance professionals. A finalchoreographic project based on compositional exercises that take students to various Parisian locales is presented during the final week of the course. Students will also see over 15 live performances of some of the world's greatest dance companies including the Paris Opera Ballet.
How to complete the REQUIRED Course Approval Form:
Upload your completed form to the Course Approval Form Questionnaire.
Total Program Cost: $2961 (Tuition not included)
Tuition for 3 credits is $520.17
Tuition for 6 Credits is $1040.34
Included in the program fee:
Academic Instruction / Credit Hours
All technique classes while in Paris (minimum of 60 hours of classes/workshops)
Accommodations (students have their own room with in-room shower and toilet)
Admission for cultural and performance events (Program students see a minimum of 10 performances!)
Month-long metro pass (access to all transportation within the Paris Metro area)
Airport transfers from Paris airports to dorm
Maps and guides in Paris
Selected group meals
Emergency medical and evacuation insurance
Study abroad alumni t-shirt
Not Included in the program fee:
Passport fee (or visa if non-US citizen needing a visa)
International Student Identity Card (suggested)
Personal expenses and most meals (suggested budget of approximately $800/$1000 for the month)
Health and Safety
All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport, or a valid passport from their country of residence. It is the responsibility of non-U.S. program participants to learn visa requirements and obtain their visa before travel.
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
U.S. citizens going to France on this program need a passport valid for 6 months at entry and 3 months beyond the last planned date of travel (Last Updated: July 2015). For more information, see the Department of State website for France.
Non U.S. citizens are responsible for inquiring about passport validity and visa requirements
There are currently no required vaccinations for travelers to Paris, however you are encouraged to speak with your regular physician about your program and any risks it may involve. Those with health concerns or special requirements should discuss this with the Education Abroad Office and Program Director.
Who Can Participate?
This program is intended for serious dance majors/minors who are working at a high technical and choreographic level.
Faculty and Contacts
School of Theater and Dance
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., TAR 230
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or DanceinParis@usf.edu